Users of the United Nations World Food Programme ShareTheMeal smartphone app can now “share their meal” with hungry children with a simple tap this Ramadan.
The app enables users to send their meals to communities living in Yemen – who are experiencing one of the worst hunger crises in the world today – or Syrian refugees in Lebanon. There are currently over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 90 per cent of whom are food insecure. It costs $0.50 to feed one child for one day.
Last year the Arabic version of the app was launched and one million meals were shared with Syrian refugees during Ramadan. In total, more than 13 million meals have been shared through the app with children in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Malawi and Cameroon.
ShareTheMeal has been downloaded more than 830,000 times and has won the Debby Awards 2016 People’s Voice and the SXSW Interactive Innovation 2016 award.